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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II Tips - Can Joshua get his revenge?

Giant slayer Andy Ruiz Jr takes on boxing archetype Anthony Joshua in a rematch of their unforgettable first bout 
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Anthony Joshua is looking to reclaim his title as the world's best boxer (Getty Images)

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II, December 8 2019 - Can Joshua get his revenge?


A rematch of one of the most stunning bouts of all-time is almost upon us with Andy Ruiz Jr defending his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles for the first time against the man he conquered, Anthony Joshua.

Ruiz caused the boilover in Brooklyn but the bookies are favouring AJ to bounce back. Sportsbet has Joshua as the favourite at 1.30 to claim victory.

Andy Ruiz Jr History, Form and Fighting Style


Nationality: United States
Age: 29 (11/09/1989)
Professional Record: 33-1-0 (22 KOs)
Height: 6’ 2” (188cm)
Reach: 74” (188cm)
Stance: Orthodox

Andy Ruiz Jr stunned the sports world with his victory over Anthony Joshua, upsetting the heavyweight boxing division in the process.

This was AJ's first fight in America and his team thought they found a walkover that their man could defeat easily en route to a potential bout against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder. Ruiz had other ideas however, knocking out the Englishman inside seven rounds.

The bookmakers are favouring his opponent to bounce back sharply but Ruiz's heavy hitting ability should not be underestimated considering the damage he inflicted in their last meeting.

Anthony Joshua History, Form and Fighting Style


Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 29 (15/10/1989)
Professional Record: 22-1-0 (22 KOs)
Height: 6’ 6” (198cm)
Reach: 82” (208cm)
Stance: Orthodox

Joshua's dream debut in America ended in a nightmare, but the stud boxer can atone for his mistakes on December 8.

A win in Saudi Arabia would set his career back on track and ensure his collision cause with Wilder or Fury remains on track. A loss could be career-ending, that's how big the stakes are here.

Joshua admitted he was already looking past Ruiz when the pair met and we don't think he'll make the same mistake twice. His technical ability and compact fighting style should see him giving Ruiz little opportunity to land those heavy hits once again.

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II Betting Odds


Anthony Joshua is the red-hot $1.30 favourite at online bookmaker Ladbrokes. Ruiz is the $3.31 outsider despite being the champion.

Anthony Joshua by KO/TKO ($1.70) is the shortest method of victory, with an unlikely draw ($34) the longest potential return on this bout.

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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II Key Stats


  • Andy Ruiz possesses a knockout percentage of 65 per cent
  • Anthony Joshua possesses a knockout percentage of 91 per cent
  • In the first fight, Ruiz landed with 39 power punches compared to Joshua’s 23
  • Joshua led the jab stats in the first fight, landing 24 to Ruiz’s 17

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II FAQ

What are Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua fighting for?

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua are fighting for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles.

Where is the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua fight?

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

When is Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua?

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 8 2019 from 3pm AEST.

Verdict

Anthony Joshua has had months to mull over his disastrous American debut and we believe he will make a powerful statement against Andy Ruiz Jr.

We're banking on AJ winning this fight via KO/TKO.

Best Bet: Joshua To Win @1.33 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Joshua via KO/TKO @1.70 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units

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